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Dietary Guidelines Committee Proposes That Americans Choose Foods Based on Sustainability

Dietary Guidelines Committee Proposes That Americans Choose Foods Based on Sustainability

By Leanna M Sweha The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee – experts in nutrition and public health – recently released its Scientific Report for the 2015 update to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Report has sparked controversy because, for the first time, the sustainability of foods has been identified as a basis for...

Finding Our Way Now
Chocolate Pots: #Recipe

This chocolate pots recipe is one of my very favorites. This delight of a dessert is an extra special treat at any time. On one of our wedding anniversaries, my husband surprised me with this incredible dessert.  He is an excellent cook in his own right, and it was such a treat to have this...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Tender orange cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla frosting. They’re a healthier version of the iconic frozen treat, but they won’t melt at all!     While growing up, we belonged to a quaint pool club across town. Nearly every afternoon when Mom arrived home from work, we’d pull on our swim suits and slather...

Foods for the Soul
Cinnamon Apple Beer Bread

Cinnamon Apple Beer Bread

An easy recipe for sweet whole wheat beer bread full of fresh apple chunks & cinnamon chips. Highly addictive & guaranteed to disappear in a single day!     For the Super Bowl last month, my parents invited five other couples to come watch the big game at their house, and miraculously, everyone showed...

Baked Bree
How to Meal Plan When You Aren’t a Planner

Mar 2, 2015
How to Meal Plan When You Aren’t a Planner

(Pork Chops with Apples and Red Onion Sauce – Roasted Green Beans – Roasted Yukon Golds – made on the fly with no recipe) The idea of meal planning makes me want to break out in hives. It can feel so restrictive. I don’t know exactly what I am going to want to eat...

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Foods for the Soul
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies

Feb 28, 2015
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies

Soft & chewy cookies full of bright, sunshiny lemon flavor. They’re packed with protein & extra nutrients, so they’re healthy enough for breakfast!     I grew up going to church every Sunday with my parents. As early birds, we usually went to the 8:15 am service instead of the one held later at...

Finding Our Way Now
Panna Cotta With Fresh Fruit: #Recipe

I love this recipe. This Panna Cotta recipe is super easy and one of my husband’s favorites. No baking is required and I guarantee great results. What’s there not to like about that? Panna Cotta is something that, at times, has been misclassified as a custard. It’s not that, however, it has a very similar...

Foods for the Soul
Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Feb 25, 2015
Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

A creamy, 5-ingredient smoothie that’s packed with fresh fruit & protein! It’s the perfect healthy way to start the day!     When I started my Two Minute Monday video series, one of the most common questions I received was, “Where do you find your inspiration for recipes?” (Thanks to Taylor, Andrea, Maria, and...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Feb 24, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The PERFECT peanut butter cookies! Soft, chewy & full of sweet, nutty peanut butter flavor. These won’t last a day in your cookie jar—and they’re healthy too!     Throughout my entire childhood, my mom worked part-time, which meant that she left us at home during the summers from 7 am until 2 pm....

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Lenise’s Cafe’ – coffees, juice drinks, paninis and more

Lenise’s Cafe’ – coffees, juice drinks, paninis and more

Lenise Mowry announced the grand opening of her new Lenise's Cafe' at 3150 Jefferson Boulevard this week.  We stopped by to sample some of the deliciousness and enjoyed chatting with Lenise at the counter. The European ambiance, music and outdoor ...

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